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Two Iraqi soldiers killed in explosion

BAGHDAD, Oct 17 (KUNA) -- Two Iraqi soldiers were killed and three others were wounded in a blast in north Iraq on Saturday, police said.
Police said a bomb blew up close to a patrol of the Iraqi Army in the region of Al-Huwaijah, west of Kirkuk, killing two soldiers, wounding three others and injuring two civilians.
Separately, the American Army said in a statement that Iraqi and US troops detained two leaders of Al-Qaeda, charged with facilitating infiltration of insurgents into the country from neighboring Syria.
Another insurgency chief involved in identical acts was nabbed west of Mosul, it said. (end) ah.rk KUNA 171616 Oct 09NNNN